Southwesterly 20/30 knots, reaching 35 knots offshore in the south this morning. Seas: 2/4 metres, decreasing to 2/3 metres by evening. Swell: Southerly 1.5/2.5 metres. Outlook Friday: Southwesterly 15/25 knots, reaching 30 knots offshore during the afternoon and evening. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Southerly 1.5/2.5 metres. Outlook Saturday: Southwesterly 20/30 knots decreasing to 15/20 knots during the evening. Seas: 2/3 metres. Swell: Southerly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres offshore during the evening.Issued Thu 04:34 EST
17:48 EST Queensland cotton growers are planting only 20 per cent of the crop they planted last year as the drought continues to take its toll.